New Triton- Engineered Beyond Tough
The all new upgraded Mitsubishi Triton has been officially launched in Malaysia by Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia.
Speaking at the launch of the Triton, Tomoyuki Shinnishi, CEO of MMM, said “Pick-up trucks are the foundation of Mitsubishi Motors and the company has been producing pick-ups since 1978. Over 40 years, much experience has been gained not only in engineering reliable and durable vehicles but also understanding the needs of diverse customers. As such, Mitsubishi Motors has been able to keep improving the vehicles and today, we are proud to introduce the new Mitsubishi Triton as the fifth generation of a successful line of pick-up trucks.”
“With the concept of ‘Engineered Beyond Tough’, the project team strived to offer a vehicle which would be trend-setting, tough and safe. The new Triton adopted four pillars under the 4Sure Handling USPs, which are 4Sure Power, 4Sure Control, 4Sure Agility and 4Sure Safety. With these four pillars, customers are assured of a vehicle that is built to high standards and performance,” explained Shinnishi.
From L-R COO of MMM, En. Ilham Helmi and CEO of MMM Mr. Tomoyuki Shinnishi
4Sure Power: The new Triton is powered by the award-winning 2.4-litre MIVEC turbodiesel engine with aluminium block that has a strong output of 181PS of power and 430Nm of torque, which is delivered to four wheels through a new 6-speed automatic transmission.
4Sure Control: The new Triton is equipped with Mitsubishi Motor’s Super-Select 4WD II system. The intelligent and robust system delivers optimum traction and handling characteristics over all surfaces. The Super-Select 4WD II system has a new Off-road Mode increased capability in different off-road conditions such as gravel, mud, sand, and rock. Additionally, Hill Descent Control automatically applies brakes on downhill terrain, allowing the driver to focus on steering operations.
4Sure Agility: Although the Triton is long and large, the iconic J-Line design enables exceptional manoeuvrability, especially with a best-in-class turning radius of 5.9 metres. This allows it to have better agility on the road as well as being able to get around tight off-road situations and during parking.
4Sure Safety: The new Triton has a high-durability, high-reliability ladder-type frame and high impact safety cabin structure to provide the occupants with the best possible protection during an accident. This is complemented by class-leading advanced active safety and driver assistance systems that include Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Blind Spot Warning with Lane Change Assist (BSW with LCA), Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
The new Triton incorporates the latest evolution of Mitsubishi Motors Dynamic Shield design language. Fronting the newly sculpted body is a more powerful and imposing front face with a high bonnet line and bolder lamp designs. The lights and bumper elements contribute to the tough image while also adding visual width. The designers have added body curves with contrasting sharp lines, extended wheel flares and bright accents that embody the strength of a Mitsubishi Motors pick-up truck and add modernity while retaining some of the original styling cues.
As with the exterior, the interior restyling also follows the theme of ‘Engineered beyond Tough’, with a sporty and modern feel. A sense of high quality will be felt with additional soft padding in seating areas such as the armrest and knee pads, with double stitching for a more premium appearance. In addition, the new Triton’s interior adds on Rear Smartphone Charger and Storage as well as Air Circulator with Individual Vents.
The new Triton is imported to Malaysia as a Completely Built-Up (CBU) vehicle from Mitsubishi Motors’ global production hub in Thailand. It is the only pick-up truck (up to 2.4-littre category in Malaysian market) with a 200,000 km or 5 years warranty for ultimate peace of mind driving.
New Mitsubishi Triton- Priced from RM100k